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Darth Bane: Path of Destruction

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Drew Karpyshyn
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Every great story has a great villain; or, in the case of Star Wars, a great band of villains. Darth Bane: Path of Destruction focuses on one of the most indispensable Sith Lords in history and chronicles his rise to power as well as its reverberating effects on the future of the galaxy that culminate in the Emperor and Darth Vader.

Karpyshyn manages to flesh out a story that fans didn’t know they needed. It provides a better understanding of what it truly means to be a Sith. Even the most fervent fans of the Light Side will find themselves cheering for one of the most power-hungry villains in all of Star Wars as he claws his way from humble beginnings into a position of ultimate power. By the end of the first book, you’ll be scrambling to pick up the sequel.

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On the run from vengeful Republic forces, Dessel, a cortosis miner, vanishes into the ranks of the Sith army and ships out to join the bloody war against the Republic and its Jedi champions. There, Dessel's brutality, cunning, and exceptional command of the Force swiftly win him renown as a warrior. But in the eyes of his watchful masters, a far greater destiny awaits him.

As an acolyte in the Sith academy, studying the secrets and skills of the dark side, Dessel embraces his new identity: Bane. However the true test is yet to come. In order to gain acceptance into the Brotherhood of Darkness, he must defy the most sacred traditions and reject all he has been taught. It is a trial by fire in which he must surrender fully to the dark side — and forge from the ashes a new era of absolute power.

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Path of Destruction is a fantastic introduction into the Old Republic era. It offers all of the delightfully evil machinations fans have come to expect from Palpatine, but channels them through a Sith who was previously only known by name. It's an absolute page turner. Anyone who enjoys the Dark Side should have this at or near the top of their list!

- Charles Hankel

- Eric Eilersen

Darth Bane: Path of Destruction was my first EU novel and I'm glad I started here. I'm a big fan of the Sith, and this book is basically about the origins of their kind and of the "Rule of Two" that we see being honored in the films. It was fun to learn more about the dark side users while meeting a new one in the process, and my eyes were finally open to the possibilities within the Expanded Universe.

- Heather Goldman

- Karl Sander

- Meg Dowell

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- Stacey White

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Technical Specs

Publisher:
Del Rey
Release Date:
September 26, 2006
ISBN:
978-0345477361
Page Count:
324
Issues Collected:
Audiobook
Narrator(s):
Jonathan Davis

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Hardcover
ISBN
978-0345477361
September 26, 2006
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ISBN
9780345477378
June 26, 2007
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